Martin Brodeur has signed a new two-year contract to remain with the New Jersey Devils.
The deal is worth US$9 million and more than likely will allow the 40-year-old goaltender to finish his career with the Devils.
The NHL’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts, Brodeur has led the Devils to three Stanley Cups and two other finals, including a loss to the Los Angeles Kings in six games this past season.
The deal was first reported by broadcaster RDS.
Brodeur posted a 31-21-4 record in the regular season with three shutouts and a .908 save percentage. He played even better in the post-season, recording a 14-9 mark with a 2.12 goals against average and a .913 save percentage in leading New Jersey to its first Eastern Conference title since 2003.
Brodeur, who heard from Toronto and Chicago on Sunday, has posted a 656-371-105 record with the Devils, winning Cups in 1995, 2000 and 2003.
With Brodeur back, the Devils will try to keep left wing Zach Parise. He is the top free agent on the market, and he told reporters Sunday that he may make a decision Monday.